Gilbert Road Sewer



Gilbert Road SewerGilbert Road Sewer<div class="ExternalClass9992334AD4324D36AC70CBD6121FC5B4"><p>The Gilbert Road Sewer is a large pipe that collects most of the sewage in the City of Richmond and conveys it south to the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. The existing sewer is currently operating at full capacity, making regular inspection and maintenance costly and highly disruptive to the community. </p><p>Metro Vancouver is constructing a second sewer line next to the existing pipe. The new pipe is designed specifically to minimize backups and overflows, and accommodate future growth in the City of Richmond. </p><p>Construction along Gilbert Road is occurring in multiple phases. ​Construction of the North Section of this project is expected to wrap up in early fall 2020. Construction of the South Section, extending from Steveston Highway to the Lulu Island Wastewater Treatment Plant will begin in fall 2020 and continue for up to two years.<br></p></div>City of Richmond

Project Update


    As you may know, Metro Vancouver has been upgrading the Gilbert Road Sewer to accommodate area servicing needs and ensure continued protection of public health and the environment.

    Schedule Update

    Due to various delays relating to recent events, some construction work that was expected to be completed this spring will now be extended and construction of the North Section of this project will be complete in early fall 2020. This includes restoration activities, such as paving, tree planting, and landscaping.

    Thank You! 

    We know construction can be frustrating and we thank you for your patience and understanding while we complete this essential infrastructure project in your community.


  • COVID-19 and Delivery of Essential Services - posted on April 17, 2020

    Metro Vancouver continues to closely monitor developments regarding COVID-19 and our paramount commitment is to maintain essential services to the region while protecting the health and safety of our employees and partners. Metro Vancouver’s construction projects are key components in ensuring the ongoing delivery of essential services as defined by the Province of BC. Metro Vancouver follows the guidance of the Provincial Health Officer and is taking all necessary measures to ensure our worksites remain safe and healthy.




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<div class="ExternalClass798F9958A10F4519B7225BF4DCE91B30"><p>Construction activities for the Gilbert Road Sewer Upgrade include:</p><ul><li>Temporary road closures along Gilbert Road</li><li>Restricted access to properties along Gilbert Road</li><li>Temporary traffic increases around construction areas</li><li>Occasional odour</li><li>Noise</li><li>Selective tree cutting</li><li>Temporary closure of the sidewalk on the west side of Gilbert Road</li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClassED46CC8AB5C8414EA45389B6D83EB9F2"><div><p>Work will generally occur from Monday to Friday, between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Saturday between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. There may be times when crews will need to work extended hours in order to complete specific tasks and/or stay on schedule.</p><p>All work will comply with the City of Richmond’s bylaws or granted bylaw variances. Crews will attempt, wherever practical, to reduce noise.</p> </div></div><div class="ExternalClassD6E82756D8484953BC0C854C8A9207AD"><p>Metro Vancouver is working with the community to ensure concerns and interests are heard and considered. A Community Liaison has been assigned to the project and is available to speak to residents, business owners, and community members.</p><p>​If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our Community Liaison at 604-432-6200 or <a href=""></a>.  </p> </div>



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<div class="ExternalClassEABB6B5038664C72B9263821FB75DB93"><p> <strong>​Monday to Friday (8 am - 4:30 pm)<br></strong>Community Liaison: 604-432-6200</p><p> <strong>After-Hours Emergencies: <br></strong>604-451-6610<br></p><p> <strong>Email: </strong><a href="">Information Centre</a></p></div>

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